127 Japanese students to arrive this Monday

Posted on Nov 14 2014


About 127 students from Japan will be arriving in the CNMI on Monday as part of a homestay and cultural exchange program, according to program coordinator Ikuo Yoshizawa.

He said the students, who are from an all-boys school called Johoku, would be staying for five days on Saipan. They are either 17 or 18 years old.

“This is their first time coming to Saipan and they will be learning and doing a cultural exchange program,” Yoshizawa said.

The program is in collaboration with the Saipan Mayor’s Office.

On their first day, the students will be heading to Saipan Southern High School to interact with local students. On Tuesday, they will visit the Office on Aging’s Man’amko Center. On Wednesday they will go sightseeing and visit the American Memorial Park Museum. They will then visit Managaha Island on Thursday and will leave Saipan on Friday.

Yoshizawa said the program still needs about 20 host families to house two or three students. Families that host these students will be paid $140 per student.

“So far we have found 33 host families from SSHS and 15 from the Mayor’s Office. So we are asking for the community’s support,” Yoshizawa said.

For more information on homestay programs, call the Saipan Mayor’s Office at 234-6208.

Jayson Camacho | Reporter
Jayson Camacho covers community events, tourism, and general news coverages. Contact him at jayson_camacho@saipantribune.com.

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